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Joe White
Joe White is owner of CostDown Consulting, a consultancy that provides trucking company owners and executives with analysis, programs and training that reduce the cost of trucking.
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I am pleased to announce that I have launched a new recruiting website called Compare Driving Jobs. Compare Driving Jobs is a unique concept in driver recruiting in that we don't use advertising and job leads include each driver's specific... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at TruckExec
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We have developed the industry's best truck driver job search and recruiting tool. It's called Compare Driving Jobs. It provides drivers with search results that are ad free and comparable. Home Time, Average Annual Wages, Truck Pay, Pet Policy, Fleet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2015 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Good overview of what to consider when looking for a truck driving job brought to you by Compare Driving Jobs. Click image below to read. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Truck Driver Jobs
CostDown Consulting developed a Driver Turnover Cost Calculator that calculates the per driver cost of turnover based on all areas of influence. Included in the calculator are considerations for administrative, maintenance, lost revenue and lost productivity costs. The calculator can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Driver Shortage Authority
CostDown Consulting developed a Driver Turnover Cost Calculator that calculates the per driver cost of turnover based on all areas of influence. Included in the calculator are considerations for administrative, maintenance, lost revenue and lost productivity costs. The calculator can... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at TruckExec
Fourth quarter is the time to analyze YTD performance and, using that analysis, begin to develop next year's Operations & Profit Improvement Plan. The link below is to a planning tool CostDown Consulting developed to help trucking company owners and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at TruckExec
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CostDown Consulting conducted a driver retention survey during the 2014 Mid-America Truck Show in March. Over 70 trucking companies had booths at the show attemping to recruit company drivers and recruiters. A sampling of those recruiters were survey for their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Interesting statistics at beginning of video but perhaps most insightful are WalMart's VP of Transportation Jeff Falker's discussion on driver retention. 1st year WalMart drivers average $76,000 and have a solid beneifts package also. To go straight to Jeff's discussion,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Driver Shortage Authority
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The 'Blue Ribbon Task Force' of the Canadian Trucking Alliance has 4 recommendations for reducing driver turnover: Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Baylor Trucking (Dry Van TL; Milan, IN) has created a minimum pay plan to help with driver retention. Drivers that meet specific requirements are guaranteed a certain level of wages. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at TruckExec
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Good article from Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ). Some of the takeaways: Hourly pay would be suicide for carriers billing on a mileage basis Driver pay in terms of spending power down 10% from 1990 Wal-Mart is industry leader in pay... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Interesting annual carrier benchmark survey from DAT (1st Quarter 2013). Per survey responses, load boards on average account for 37.1% of revenue, more than shipper contracts (31.1%). Click on image to view full report. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at TruckExec
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Key to trucking company profitability is securing the best rates possible. Rate maximization begins by understanding current marketplace rates. DAT Trendlines provides solid information about national and regional monthly spot rates for Van, Reefer and Flatbed Operations. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at TruckExec
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The average cost of truck driver turnover is $8,234 according to a 2000 study by the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute (UGPTS) - North Dakota State University. The analysis is quite thorough and estimates costs for 3 different trucking company... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2013 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Joe White of CostDown Consulting wrote this article for Inbound Logistics in 2011 but most of it is still relevant. The article discusses the impact driver turnover has on 'effective driver' count - a measure of how many full time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at Driver Shortage Authority
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National Public Radio (NPR) does a good job summarizing the basics of the driver shortage. This clip is from their radio broadcast - audio only. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Truck driver health and truck driver wellness programs are important to overcome that profession's long periods of inactivity and on-the-road eating. The image below is linked to 'The Healthy Trucker' You Tube Channel. Lots of videos are available, many of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at TruckExec
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Each year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) publishes an analysis of the operational costs of trucking. The file below is their 2013 report. Keep in mind that operations vary greatly both between trucking company types (long haul, LTL, bulk,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at TruckExec
Joe White has shared their blog Driver Shortage Authority
Oct 29, 2013
Joe White has shared their blog TruckExec
Oct 29, 2013
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Article from Journal of Commerce discusses rising driver turnover and provides retention suggestions from industry experts. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2011 at Driver Shortage Authority
Robert Lowe - President of Prime Inc., Tom Kretsinger - President of American Central Transport and Chris Hines - EVP Sales & Marketing of Celadon discuss the Driver Shortage, Driver Retention and other industry issues. Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Kevin Denny is CEO at Troop Transition. They provide training, certification and job placement services to men and women leaving military service. One of the occupations they provide these services for is Truck Driving with a program is called Troops... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at Driver Shortage Authority
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The Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University has performed several insightful and interesting studies on Driver Turnover and Driver Retention. The image below takes the reader to an index page where a half dozen of these... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2011 at Driver Shortage Authority
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Pottle's Transportation out of Bangor Maine combined two important influences of Driver Retention - Compensation and Communication- into a program that helps them retain drivers. Called the 'Hidden Paycheck', CEO Barry Pottle regularly provides his drivers a detailed benefits statement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2011 at Driver Shortage Authority